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People Plus Makes Plans to Move Indoors!

With the sun arching lower on the horizon and the calendar advancing quickly, it’s getting colder outside, especially in the mornings. So, even though we Mainers are a tough lot, the process of slowly moving things indoors at the Center is underway. With the current situation persisting, People Plus will continue to apply our new slogan “Physically distanced — Socially connected” as we navigate through these trying times.

With the help of Stacy’s husband, Jonathan Edgerton, and the staff, the indoor facilities at People Plus, as well as the upstairs space for the Brunswick Area Teen Center, have been undergoing a transformation as we prepare to hold our offerings inside. As an example, exercise stations with proper distancing have been marked off in the big activity hall. Other safety measures include the placement of many hand sanitizers and enclosing the reception desk with plexiglass. Since space is now limited in classes, we have had to add some extra classes and shuffle times. For dates and times, please check the calendar of events on this website to check on your favorite class.

As the weather turns colder, we will begin to move our classes and clubs back inside the Center. Due to COVID-19, there will be some changes to how we do things. Please review our new building protocols:

  • Please Enter through the lobby entrance from the parking lot. Respect those in line and maintain a six-foot distance. You might need to wait outside for a bit.

  • Masks are required in order to enter the Center. We will give you a mask if you forgot one.

  • You will be greeted at the Center door and asked several health questions:Do you have a cough or sore throat?

    • Do you have a cough or sore throat?

    • Do you have a fever or feel feverish?

    • Do you have shortness of breath?

    • Do you have a loss of taste or smell?

    • Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the past 14 days?

    • Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?

    • Have you been out of state in the last 14 days (except to “safe” states or where a negative test result has been received in accordance with state of Maine quarantine requirements)?

  • Do not come to the Center if you answer yes to any of these questions!

  • We will take your temperature with a forehead scanner. You will be asked to use hand sanitizer.

  • Upon entering the lobby check in with Sarah (who will be behind a protective plastic screen at the front desk). She will confirm you are on the registration list (registration is required for all activities).

  • You will be asked to sign a COVID-19 Authorization/Waiver on your first visit.

  •  Once Sarah checks you in, proceed to your activity. Use the markings on the floor to maintain social distancing.

  • Enter the hall or activity room and head directly to a chair. Chairs are safely distanced in pre-measured spots. At each chair is a plastic bin for shoes, jacket, other personal items. Remain in your seat area with your mask on.

  • After class, retrieve your belongings and exit through the door in the room you are in (which leads directly to the parking lot). Do not go to the lobby.

  • Rest rooms are available for use. Maintain six-foot distancing at all times. Chairs and bins will be cleaned between classes along with door handles, touch- screens, and other high-touch surfaces.

  • Our HVAC system has been upgraded with a new HEPA filtration system and increased mixture of outside air.

We are very excited to welcome our members back inside to the Center! If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to bring them to the attention of the People Plus staff.